Arizona State University

The Rhetoric Society of America at ASU
is pleased to announce

A talk by Paul Kei Matsuda and Shirley Rose
about "The Rhetoric of WPA-ing."

Paul Kei Matsuda is Professor of English (Applied Linguistics, Rhetoric and Composition, TESOL). His research centers around second language writing, an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that integrate theoretical and methodological insights from both Applied Linguistics and Rhetoric/Composition. He is founding chair of the Symposium on Second Language Writing and the CCCC Committee on Second Language Writing. He has also served as the Chair of the Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL Caucus. He has edited numerous books and special journal issues on second language writing. He is also the series editor of Parlor Press Series on Second Language Writing.

Matsuda has received several awards for his research, including 2009 Emerging Voice Award (College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University), 2006 Richard Ohmann Award for the Outstanding Refereed Article published in College English (National Council of Teachers of English) and 2004 TOEFL Outstanding Young Scholar Award (Educational Testing Service). His article has also received honorable mention for the 2001 JSLW Award for the Best Article. Matsuda's work appears in journals such as College Composition and Communication, College English, Composition Studies, Computers and Composition, English for Specific Purposes, International Journal of Applied Linguistics, Journal of Basic Writing, Journal of Second Language Writing, and Written Communication. He has also published chapters in various edited collections in both Applied Linguistics and Rhetoric/Composition.

Shirley K Rose is Professor of English and Director of ASU Writing Programs in the English Department on the Tempe campus, where she also teaches graduate courses in writing program administration. She came to ASU in Fall 2009 from Purdue University, where she directed the award-winning program in Introductory Composition at Purdue (ICaP). She also served as Assistant Head of the Purdue University Department of English.

ASU Writing Programs is the largest college writing program in the United States. In Fall 2010 the program was the site of 500 writing classes taught by 200 teachers to over 10,000 students. ASU Writing Programs aspires to be an exemplary program by modeling effective practices in writing curriculum and faculty development, conducting research on writing instruction through partnerships with other programs at ASU and with other college writing programs, and performing values of sustainability, diversity, and community in its program policies and practices.

Professor Rose's publications include three collections on writing program administration research and theory, co-edited with Irwin Weiser, and numerous articles and chapters on writing teacher preparation and issues in the professionalization of graduate students in rhetoric and composition. She is currently working on an analysis of results from a national survey of writing program administrators' preparation and expectations for pursuing the scholarship of administration with her co-investigator Jonikka Charlton of the University of Texas Pan American.

Professor Rose's other areas of scholarly interest include citation studies and archival research, theory, and practice. She has taught courses in archival methodologies and won a Purdue Provost's Study in a Second Discipline Fellowship for a project in the rhetoric of archival practices.

She has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Conference on College Composition and Communication and is a Past President of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. She regularly serves as a consultant-evaluator for national and international college writing programs and she is an experienced Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

12:00 noon
Wednesday, September 7th 2011


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